Cathedral Chorister and Scholar, Jess Quigley has been awarded a distinction in the Guild of Church Musicians Archbishops’ Chorister Medal.
The examination consisted of singing 2 solo pieces, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Handel’s I know my Redeemer Liveth (from ‘The Messiah’), singing a second part to a liturgical work for which Jess chose Britten’s There is no Rose from Ceremony of Carols as well as in depth questions concerning music theory and liturgy used in the Church of England.
Director of Music at the Cathedral, Dr Litman said ‘It is quite fitting that Jess achieved a distinction, she has a superb voice, is musically able and sensitive to the liturgy of the Church, having a wealth of experience at Cathedrals in Durham, Truro and of course at Peel. We are rightly proud of all she achieves’.
Jess is a pupil at King Williams College and has singing lessons with Kristine Sutcliffe.